Zoom in: CIC Batch 16 Grand Buffet and Toque Ceremony

The Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro (CIC) had its Grand Buffet and Toque Ceremony of its 16th batch of students who took Culinary Arts with Holistic Nutrition last March 22, 2013 at Buffalo Grill. But, you might be asking, what is a Toque Ceremony?

Nursing students have their cap, badge, and candlelight ceremony before they proceed to third year college when they start to have real exposures in hospitals. Culinary students have their own toque ceremony.  Toque is a tall white hat with a pouched crown; worn by chefs. The toque ceremony formally turns a culinary student into an apprentice. They will then be exposed to restaurants and other food establishments wherein they will get to experience the actual scene in the kitchen with professional chefs.

Culinary Arts with Holistic Nutrition is a course in CIC in which students learn to cook savory recipes. According to my mom who has a little background about cooking, dishes are generally categorized into two; sweet and savory. Savory dishes typically taste salty and spicy with ingredients like meat, vegetables, and herbs. They can be served as an appetizer or as the main entree in a meal.

Thank you CIC for inviting Tsadagyud to this mouth watering event. And congratulations Batch 16. The foods served were made into perfection! Orchids to you all!